Hello everyone. I've been a long time reader of the forums but this is my first post.
I'm currently learning at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering in my freshman year. Like all first year engineering students I am as of right now, "discipline-less" and at the end of this semester I will apply to be enrolled in one of the college's multiple disciplenes (civil, mechanical, etc...). The problem I'm facing is that I'm unsure of which to choose.
This isn't to say that I've come into this without direction or idea of what I was going to do. Quite the contrary, In my later years in high school and leading up to university I had every intention and certainty that I was going to study to become an engineering physicist. This was for the reason that my high school classes really hooked me on the subject, that it was all about getting into the guts of what the universe is made of, how it works and how it can be used to do extraordinary things.
That said, engineering college has been... well, a humbling experience, as I'm sure anyone here who has ever attended an engineering college or is an engineer can attest to. I came from being at the top of my classes in highschool to being beaten up regularily by my university courses. I am surviving, and adapting to the new changes as I know I will continue to do. However, the most major area of struggle I'm with is in my calculus classes. I am good at math, hell I have to be to survive in this school, but in all honesty I'd say my ability in this new environment is about average.
That's where the problem is, Engineering Physics is by far the most calc heavy discipline the college has to offer and generally draws the mathematical elite of the engineers. It's important to note however that, while EP is my first choice, that's not to say that it's the only disciplene I could enjoy or love. I find Geological and Mech-engg to also be very fascinating and enjoyable.
So your thoughts on the matter would be much appreciated, I'd just like some other brains to bounce my thoughts off of. I will be making the decision on my own, needless to say, I wasn't raised to be a second-hander anyhow thanks for your time and my first post is complete.
*also, it's not like this is an imminent decision that needs to be made on the double, I have literally untill the end of the semester before I'm given the opportunity to apply.